MA, MBACP (Snr. Accred), UKRC Reg
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I work individually with adults, of all ages, to clarify the issues causing concern and to look at strategies that can be adopted to increase life satisfaction. All of my sessions are personalised, shaped by our work together. We can work on techniques to help in the short-term, and can look at the reasons that these issues occurred to prevent repeating behavioural patterns. Many clients also like to identify behavioural activities that can increase their wellbeing. I use CBT, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology techniques.
I work with anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationship issues, work-based issues, life purpose, gender, health issues, eating and weight issues, autism, bereavement and loss.
I am available for new clients working on-line.
I am approved by BUPA, Aviva, AXA, and other Health Insurers and Executive Assitance Programmes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Senior Accredited Member of BACP. I hold a Diploma in Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Children, Young People and Families. In 2015 I completed a 2 year Post-Graduate course at University on Applied Positive Psychology - the science of wellbeing and in 2022 I will complete a Therapeutic Coaching course. I have been Counselling for over 18 years and a Psychotherapist for 15 years. I have taken several specialist training courses, including 50 hours of CBT training and 30 hours in the therapeutic use of mindfulness.
In addition to my Private Practice of 15 years, I have worked for John Lewis for 6 years as the Counsellor and Psychotherapist for their Partners and also worked for 14 years in education, including 12 years as the Lead Counsellor at the Henley College.
I am experienced in time limited, focused work and in deeper exploratory work. All of my sessions are individual tailored to my client's need.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I am approved by BUPA, AVIVA, AXA, and other Health insurers and some Executive Assistance Programmes
When I work
My first client appointments are at 8am. I do not work at weekends.
Good carparking available.
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical codes of Practice regarding the storing of client information and client confidentiality.